Dan Kennedy (MET’84), an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, blogs about the press, politics, technology, and culture. He contributes media and political commentaries to the Huffington Post, and is a contributing writer for the Boston Phoenix and a regular panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, a weekly roundtable program on media issues. He is the author of The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013).
Melody T. McCloud (CAS’77, MED’81) is an obstetrician-gynecologist and the founder and medical director of Atlanta Women’s Health Care. She is the author of First Do No Harm: How to Heal Your Relationships Using the Wisdom of Professional Caregivers and Living Well, Despite Catching Hell: The Black Woman’s Guide to Health, Sex, and Happiness. She lectures on women’s health, the benefits of sex, relationships, and media imagery of black women. Melody’s blog, about physical, mental, and spiritual health of women, appears on Psychology Today. She also writes the blog All Things in Mind, on PsychCentral.
Jen Singer (COM’89) is the mother of two boys, a writer, a blogger, an author, a cancer survivor, and the creator of MommaSaid, “a place for moms on the brink of desperation to laugh and linger.” Jen has been quoted in numerous magazines, newspapers, and web sites, and has appeared on many television shows, including the Early Show, the CBS Evening News, and the Today show.
Paul J. Pelkonen (COM’96) writes the blog Superconductor—”unbiased, honest classical music and opera opinions, since 2007.” Paul writes that the blog has grown “from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around New York City, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate New York. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn N.Y. And no, I’m not a conductor.”
Kate Roberts (CGS’83, CAS’85), an expert in child psychology and parenting, earned a degree in psychology from BU and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University of Rhode Island. She has published articles in professional journals and writes a biweekly parenting column in the Salem News: Dr. Kate’s Parent Rap.